Magness Pear Tree


Magness originated in Beltsville, Maryland and it is a cross between Seckel seedling and Comice and it was named in honor of John R. Magness. The fruit has good quality and medium size, with soft flesh and it is very juicy and aromatic. The fruit ripens a week later than Bartlett and can be store up to 3 months. It is entirely pollen-sterile, and it not produce good pollen and should not be used as a pollenizer. The tree has good resistance to fire blight.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.